They are launching their first national joint action on April 4, the 49th anniversary of King’s assassination, with “Fight Racism, Raise Pay” protests in two dozen cities, including Atlanta; Milwaukee; Memphis, Tennessee; Chicago; Boston; Denver; and Las Vegas
The Aurora Chamber and Aurora Economic Development Council — along with Mayor Steve Hogan — have all taken public stances against the amendment. On the other side, nine local businesses have publicly backed the measure.
All labor must have minimum value. But that value is vastly different across the state, relative to the cost of living
“Amendment 70 will inevitably cause layoffs and hurt the very people it is supposed to help,” Hogan said.
Colorado’s current minimum wage is $8.31 an hour. The ballot measure would raise that to $9.30 an hour next year. Then the wage would go up 90 cents an hour each year until the wage is $12 an hour by 2020.
“This campaign has been able to create a momentum that we were not expecting,” she said. “Increasing the minimum wage is something that people care a lot about right now.”
Backers of proposed constitutional amendments or propositions must submit 98,492 valid voter signatures, which is 5 percent of the total votes cast in the last Secretary of State election.
QUID HAS HEARD that city hoo-haws had better do something soon before the corpse of the City and County of Aurora starts stinking up the place. Seems that no matter how many times Mayor Steve “Sisyphus” Hogan has rolled the notion of creating a City and County of Aurora up the political hills in Arapahoe […]
AP-US-Minimum-Wage/955 Eds: Links video and additional photos. Minor edits. With AP Photos. AP Video. Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don’t have to tip at Ivar’s Salmon House on Seattle’s Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute […]